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Healing after Mass Atrocity

12 January 2022

The Chair, Professor Brandon Hamber, with Professor Ingrid Palmary has just a published in a new article in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal.  Hamber, Brandon and Palmary, Ingrid (2021). A Dance of Shadows and Fires: Conceptual and Practical Challenges of Intergenerational Healing after Mass Atrocity. Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, 15 (3), 100-120 … Continue reading "Healing after Mass Atrocity"

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Colombian Truth Commission Visit

10 December 2021

On Human Rights Day (Friday 10 December 2021), the Colombian Truth Commission visited the Magee campus to launch a thought-provoking new Con-textualising Memory exhibition, which will be on display in the Magee campus until 27 January 2022. This exhibition examines the nature of memory and testimony in the context of the Colombia and Northern Ireland Peace … Continue reading "Colombian Truth Commission Visit"

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Advocacy Services Report

17 November 2021

Today the Commission for Victims and Survivors of Northern Ireland (CVSNI) and Ulster University (INCORE & TJI) launched the Advocacy Services Report focusing on advocacy and dealing with the past. The report was authored by Dr Maire Braniff, Professor Brandon Hamber, Dr Catherine O’Rourke, Dr Philip McCready and Dr John Bell. The Report found that … Continue reading "Advocacy Services Report"

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Policing: 20 Years On

9 November 2021

The John and Pat Hume Foundation held an important discussion ‘20 years on – Reflections on the New Beginning to Policing’ on the Magee Campus of Ulster University, 9 November 2021. The Chair introduced and hosted the discussion for Ulster University as a Hume Foundation partners. The valuable reflections of Denis Bradley, Peter Smith QC, … Continue reading "Policing: 20 Years On"

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Fire in the Belly: Online

1 October 2021

The 3rd Youth, Peace & Security Seminar “Fire in the Belly: Lessons from young women peacebuilders from Somalia, Libya and Northern Ireland on inspiring leaders for peaceful change” was held on 1 October 2021. The full recording of the event is now available online. The panel included: Monica McWilliams: Emeritus Professor of Women’s Studies at … Continue reading "Fire in the Belly: Online"

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Fire in the Belly

30 September 2021

Seminar featuring voices from Northern Ireland, Libya and Somalia will honour Pat Hume’s legacy   Pat Hume who was recently described by Monica Mc Williams ‘as the woman who never gave up’ is the inspiration behind Fire in the Belly, the third event planned in the Youth, Peace and Security Leadership Seminar Series.   On Friday 1 October 2021, Monica Mc Williams … Continue reading "Fire in the Belly"

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Transitional Justice: The ‘Disappeared’

17 September 2021

On 31 August 2021, The Chair moderated a seminar entitled “Transitional Justice and the ‘Disappeared’ of Northern Ireland”. The seminar explores local and international issues of dealing with enforced disappearances. Speakers at the Seminar included: Dr Lauren Dempster, Lecturer in the School of Law at Queens University Belfast, who has just published in 2020: “Transitional … Continue reading "Transitional Justice: The ‘Disappeared’"

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Justice in Jeopardy

2 September 2021

You can now watch online the UTV short documentary “Up Close – Justice in Jeopardy?” which debates the current legacy proposals by the British Government. Featuring the John Hume and Thomas P.O’Neill Chair in Peace Professor Brandon Hamber, Professor Louise Mallinder, Baroness Nuala O’Loan, Denis Bradley, Lord Richard Dannatt and Alan McBride from the WAVE … Continue reading "Justice in Jeopardy"

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Northern Ireland amnesty?

15 July 2021

Article published today by Professor Hamber in the Belfast Telegraph on the British Government’s proposal for an amnesty for all conflict-related offences. “Amnesty a line in the sand? It’s not even close” If we know anything about the Johnson government in the UK, they are not great at sticking to agreements or taking the views … Continue reading "Northern Ireland amnesty?"

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Seminar UN Envoy on Youth

27 May 2021

The Chair facilitated a session on Thursday 20 May 2021, with the UN Secretary Generals’ Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake. In her talk the UN Envoy on Youth discussed UN priorities and issues concerning youth, peace and security. This dialogue was part of the new seminar series entitled Youth, Peace and Security Leadership Series. The … Continue reading "Seminar UN Envoy on Youth"

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